Novartis Acquires Rest of Chiron

Lockheed Martin and three private-equity firms may bid for Computer Sciences, and more deal news

Company Symbol Date Price Comment
COMPUTER SCIENCES CSC 11/1/2005 58 WSJ reports LMT, three partners focusing on purchase price for CSC of $64-$65 per share, valuing CSC at around $12B.
MOSSIMO INC MOSS 11/1/2005 5 NY Post reports Iconix Brand Group Inc. made unsolicited bid of $7 a MOSS share.
CHIRON CORP CHIR 10/31/2005 44 NVS agrees to fully acquire: $45 = CHIR.
MOSSIMO INC MOSS 10/31/2005 5 Says it received unsolicited bid that may be higher than founder Mossimo Giannulli's offer of $5 per share.
PLACER DOME INC PDG 10/31/2005 20 ABX plans bid of either $20.50, or 0.7518 ABX share plus $0.05, per PDG share.
GOODY'S FAMILY C GDYS 10/27/2005 9 Affiliates of GMM Capital LLC, Prentice Capital Management LP to buy: $9.60 = GDYS
TRANSPORT CORP A TCAM 10/27/2005 10 Affiliate of investment firm Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison to buy: $10 = TCAM.
AIRNET SYSTEMS ANS 10/26/2005 4 Signs letter of intent to be sold to undisclosed private equity firm for $4.55 per share.
SCHOOL SPECIALTY SCHS 10/26/2005 34 Terminates merger pact with LBW Holdings.
ACXIOM CORP ACXM 10/25/2005 21 Says ValueAct Capital proposed to buy out ACXM for $25/share.
INDEPENDENCE COM ICBC 10/25/2005 40 SOV to buy: $42 = ICBC
ALBERTSON'S, INC ABS 10/24/2005 25 KR has submitted preliminary bid for ABS's supermarkets: WSJ.
AMLI RESIDENTIAL AML 10/24/2005 38 Morgan Stanley Real Estate's Prime Property Fund to buy: $37.75 = AML.
GOODY'S FAMILY C GDYS 10/24/2005 9 Gets sweetened $8.85/share takeoverbid from Prentice Capital Management LP, GMM Capital LLC.
INDEPENDENCE COM ICBC 10/24/2005 32 WSJ reports STD in advanced talks to buy a stake in SOV... Says SOV is expected to use investment by SOV to acquire ICBC.
CAPTIVA SOFTWARE CPTV 10/21/2005 22 EMC to buy: $22.50 = CPTV
7-ELEVEN INC SE 10/21/2005 37 Seven-Eleven Japan hikes its $32.50/share takeover bid to $37.50.
LANCER CORP LAN 10/19/2005 21 Hoshizaki America Inc. to buy: $22 = LAN.
OSTEOTECH INC OSTE 10/18/2005 4 Says Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation withdrew takeover proposal.
ROANOKE ELECTRIC RESC 10/18/2005 21 STLD to buy: 0.4 STLD, $9.75 = RESC.
ADVANCED NEUROMO ANSI 10/17/2005 47 STJ to buy: $61.25 = ANSI.
BIO-LOGIC SYSTEM BLSC 10/17/2005 9 BABY to buy: $8.77 = BLSC.
GOODY'S FAMILY C GDYS 10/17/2005 8 Gets $8.85/share takeover offer from a second competitive bidder following co.'s signed takeover deal with Sun Capital.
VINTAGE PETROLEU VPI 10/14/2005 50 OXY to buy: $20 plus 0.42 OXY = VPI.
CENTRAL COAST BA CCBN 10/13/2005 24 Dutch bank Rabobank to buy: $25 = CCBN.
KNAPE & VOGT MFG KNAP 10/13/2005 15 Exploring strategic alternatives, including possible sale of co.
MAIN STREET REST MAIN 10/13/2005 6 Bradford Honigfeld bids $5.75 per share.
GOODY'S FAMILY C GDYS 10/12/2005 8 Gets $8.50/share takeover offer from new unnamed suitor, which it is mulling over.
SUNLINK HEALTY SSY 10/12/2005 10 North Atlantic Value LLP, which owns 16% stake in SSY, offers to buy remaining SSY shares outstanding at $10.25/share.
TITAN INTL TWI 10/12/2005 17 One Equity Partners LLC offers $18/share.
FALCONBRIDGE LTD FAL 10/11/2005 29 N to buy: either C$34 cash or 0.6713 N plus C$0.05 cash = FAL.
GOODY'S FAMILY C GDYS 10/10/2005 8 Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners to buy: $8 = GDYS.
JEFFERSON-PILOT JP 10/10/2005 54 LNC to buy: 1.0906 LNC or $55.96 = JP.
MARCONI CORP ADS MRCIY 10/10/2005 13 Telegraph newspaper in Britain said ERICY submitted highest bid for co., trumping bid from Huawei... Terms may include 20% spinoff of MRCIY if ERICY gets control.
MICRO THERAPEUTI MTIX 10/10/2005 7 EVVV offers to acquire all MTIX shares it doesn't already own: 0.45797 EVVV = MTIX.
CRIIMI MAE CMM 10/7/2005 19 CDP Capital-Financing Inc., a unit of Canada's public pension, insurance fund, to buy: $20 = CMM.
UNIZAN FINANCIAL UNIZ 10/7/2005 24 HBAN plans to proceed with filing of application to acquire co.
CENTRA SOFTWARE CTRA 10/6/2005 2 SABA to buy: $0.63, 0.354 SABA = CTRA
GOODY'S FAMILY C GDYS 10/6/2005 9 Agrees in principle to be acquired by affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc. at $8 per share.
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